The Thought for the Week this week is written by Susie Sharkey

by Susie Jean Sharkey

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Romans 3 v 10..."None is righteous, no, not one"

I wonder if you ever feel that you're not good enough? Of course you do, every body does. Even when we come to God, we feel we're not good enough, and guess what?....we're not, never were and never will be. The bible tells us that none of us is worthy, not one, and God's word never changes. But His word also tells us that Jesus paid the price for our unworthiness, for our not-good-enough-ness and when Jesus shed His blood and died on the cross, it was never that we would be good enough but that His blood is God's grace that covers our unworthiness and we are made worthy by Christ, not by anything we ourselves have done, will do or could ever do. 

This year instead of reading the bible in a year, I am listening to it. And believe me, if you ever feel you're not good enough, read or listen to the book of Genesis. Great men of God but oh my goodness what even greater flaws! If God can use them, He can use you. We need to look beyond our faults, our failings and look to the God of the patriarchs, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God who promised deliverance to the captives, the God who promised a Messiah and as we look at the cross we see all His promises fulfilled in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ....don't look down, down look inward.....look upward, for it's only as we look at the cross, embrace the cross, ask forgiveness for all our transgressions that God looks upon us, not our unworthiness, but the worthiness of Christ in us.